Tackling antimicrobial resistance: Funding call announced

The ESRC, in partnership with the NIHR, AHRC, MRC, Defra and VMD are pleased to invite applications for cross disciplinary proposals on the topic of behaviour relating to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

This call will addreAMR logoss theme 4 of the cross-Research Council initiative on AMR: ‘Behaviour within and beyond the health care setting’. The aim of the call is to expand understanding of how behaviour impacts on antimicrobial resistance relevant to both humans and animals across contexts and cultures, and how it can be influenced to create different future scenarios.

Two types of grants are on offer:

  • Small scale pump priming grants – maximum of £250,000 (100% fEC) for up to 24 months. These grants will be primarily for research relevant to the needs of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  • Large scale collaborative grants – maximum of £2 million (100% fEC) for up to 48 months. These grants will be open to proposals focusing on the UK or global settings.

All proposals should be highly collaborative and have a strong focus on real world impact. Research proposals relevant to humans or animals are welcomed. This call includes a significant proportion of funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment, and will be awarded in a manner that fits with Official ODA guidelines.

The closing dates are:

  • Pump priming proposals: 16.00 on 20 July 2016
  • Collaborative grants: 16.00 on 8 September 2016.

If you are considering applying for a large scale collaborative grant, please submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) by 27 July 2016.

More information about this scheme and how to apply is available on the ESRC website.